slandeering takes you on a unique adventure around the outer edge of the UK s 50 most spectacular islands. From urban islets to clifftop nature reserves, Holy places of pilgrimage to remote offshore idylls. Conquer wild foreshores, discover hidden coast paths and walk, scramble, wade and sometimes even swim to explore the many secrets of our magical archipelago. With detailed maps and directions (including downloadable GPX files) Lisa Drewe s engaging travel writing and photography share the best of these islands incredible food, culture, history, wildlife and geology. With 50 incredible islands to bag discover the best offshore lands for: Epic tidal crossings -race the tide across vast sands and rocky causeways Glorious beaches - idyllic, white-sand beaches paradise when the sun shines Families - easy access for all on mostly flat routes Contemplation & retreat - places of pilgrimage, peace and refuge Skinny dips & secret swims - secluded, safe seas and freshwater pools for true nature immersion Spotting whales & dolphins - if you re lucky, see basking sharks, orcas, dolphins and more from the shore Fantastic flora & fauna - from bluebells to ancient woods, puffin colonies to hedgehogs and sea otters Ancient remains & abandoned ruins - explore secret military bunkers, medieval ruined castles, brochs, stone circles and abandoned villages Local food & cosy inns - welcoming caf�s and inns, serving freshly caught seafood and local treats.